AGREEMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS
Session Fees/Retainer: A retainer of $500 & signed contract are required to reserve your wedding date and is non refundable. However, the above stated retainer will be applied to the total cost of your wedding package.
The non refundable retainer is a fee that retains the photographer’s services for your scheduled session date that the photographer has turned down other work for.
The wedding package total is due ONE MONTH before wedding date. Payments can be split up leading up to the wedding in a payment plan that is agreed upon between the client and Photos By MJM No photography will be fulfilled without payment in full 30 days before the wedding date stated in this contract.
Archival of Images: After you receive your images, Photos By MJM, archives the photos for a total of TWO years. If you lose the copy of the images from your wedding, there is an archival fee of $250 to have a gallery of your images uploaded so you can download the digitals.
Failure to Perform: Due to the limited and subjective nature of the event, Photos By MJM cannot be held responsible for photographs not taken or missed, lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, or schedule complications cause by, but not limited to, anyone in or at the event, or by the church or location restrictions. The photographer is not responsible for the lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the lateness of the bride, groom, or other principles, rules and restrictions of venue, or the rendering of decorations of the location. It is acknowledged that any lists submitted to Photos By MJM will be used for organizational purposes and in no way represents photography that will be produced. Photos By MJM will do its best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all images will be delivered. Clients are responsible for all locations fees and permits.
Force Majeure: Photos By MJM or its assigns cannot perform this agreement due to a fire, casualty, strike or other civil disturbances, Acts of God, including but not limited to road closures, severe traffic, fire, terrorism, other causes beyond the control of the parties, or due to the photographer's illness, then Photos By MJM shall return any monies paid by the client, less expenses, but shall have no further liability with respect to the agreement. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the even that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault ont the part of Photos By MJM.
Photographer Substitution: In the extremely unlikely event of severe personal illness or other extreme acts of nature beyond the control of Photos By MJM, which precludes the photographer from performing the duties of coverage Photos By MJM will attempt to arrange for a substitute photographer of high qualification, per client approval of said photographer. The client and Photos By MJM both assum the risks and dangers of the photographer's travel and if the extremely unlikely event a last-minute Act of Nature or travel disaster occurs while Photos By MJM is en route to the event, the photographer will refund the client all monies paid, less the retainer.
Second Photographer: Photos By MJM will hire a second photographer, if applicable to client's chosen package and enhancements and the photographer will be of Photos By MJM choosing.
Event Food Service: A meal is required for Photos By MJM for events of six hours or longer.
Printing of The Images: The photographer is not responsible for any prints that are not ordered directly through Photos By MJM.
Model Release: This contract serves as a model release, giving Photos By MJM, the irrevocable right to use the photographs in all forms and in all media and in all manners for advertising, trade, promotion, exhibition, or any other lawful purposes. Photos By MJM can grant the use of the images to third parties and all compensation for use and credit for the images remain the property of Photos By MJM. The client waives any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s), finished version(s) incorporating the photo(s) or the use to which it may be applied, included written copy that may be created and appear in connection therewith. This release is binding on the client and their legal representatives.
Delivery of Products: Client will receive their final high resolution, hand edited JPEG images via an online gallery no later than six weeks following the wedding date. This does not include any requests by client for further edits or enhancements. The Plak mounted prints will be delivered within six weeks of the clients choice of photo(s) given to Photos By MJM.
Entire Agreement: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Photos By MJM and Client. It supersedes all prior agreements between parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, it does not mean that any other provision is also waived. This constitutes an order for one portrait session with Photos By MJM.